The son of an United States Air Force Colonel, Tom was born in Tokyo, Japan and has since lived around the world. At the age of seven, his family chose to settle in the Tampa Bay area and he now calls Dunedin, Florida home where he resides on the water overlooking Hurricane Pass.
Tom’s career in yacht sales began in 1988 when the founder and current Executive Chairman of the Board of MarineMax recruited him from a successful commercial banking career to sell Sea Ray boats. He quickly became a top seller at MarineMax and worldwide for Sea Ray. In 1998, he successfully began selling Hatteras Yachts, receiving their “Distinguished Sales Achievement” award 11 years in a row. In 2004 Hatteras presented him with the “Salesman of the Year” award followed by the “Top Gun” award in 2006 and the prestigious “Tony Pasca Memorial” award in 2007 for exhibiting the most passion and pride as a yacht salesman.
In 2009, Tom opened the doors to the Tom George Yacht Group (TGYG) with a focus on providing exceptional customer service. With his extensive experience in both brokerage and new construction management, Tom offers a wealth of knowledge to provide clients with the best yachting experience possible. Throughout the past 30 years, he has delivered over $500 million in brokerage and new construction yachts, including over 20 super yachts over 100 feet in length.
During the Summer of 2020, OneWater Marine (OWM) approached Tom and it just felt like a natural fit for TGYG to merge with OWM. Tom was asked to take charge of the new yacht and brokerage division initiative as well as oversee the Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now named OneWater Yacht Group (OWYG), the group is now the national distributor for Sunseeker Yachts USA in addition to being dealers for Riviera Yachts, Absolute Yachts and Chris-Craft Boats. Tom’s focus is on building the new yacht and brokerage team while also directing operations and sales for OWYG.
In his free time, Tom enjoys boating, spending time with family and traveling around the world.